Diwali, also called Deepavali is one of the most-awaited and auspicious festivals in India! Not only in India but, Indians in any part of the world, celebrate this festival with a lot of joy. This is a time for family reunions, holidays, shopping and sweets. Everyone knows that it’s a festival of lights and it is celebrated because this day Shri Ram returned to his kingdom Ayodhya, after spending 14 years in exile. Firecrackers are burst to ward off negative energies and also used to signify the weapons used in the war between gods and demons. There are several lesser-known facts about Diwali, which makes the festival equally interesting and festive.